Nine To Noon for Friday 17 September 2010
09:05 Report released into Air NZ test-flight crash in Perpignan, France
Captain Tim Burfoot, Transport Accident Investigation Commission's Chief Investigator of Accidents.
France's air safety board has recommended more strigent regulation of test flights like the Air New Zealand one that crashed off Perpignan killing seven people nearly two years ago. Early this morning, the French accident investigation body found risky flight manoeuvres, poor flight deck communication and maintenance errors were to blame for the crash.
09:20 Helium - is the world's supply due to run out?
Professor Bob Richardson, Nobel-prize winning physicist - he says the world's supplies of helium are due to expire in the next 30 or so years, which will have devastating consequences.
09:30 Dating by the book
Matt Sherman, co-founder of the new literary dating website Alikewise, which allows members to find potential mates based on their book tastes.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Stephanie Bennett - documentary maker
Stephanie Bennett produced the first "rockumentary" - The Compleat Beatles - in 1981 and subsequently produced and directed some 50 documentaries and concerts featuring major rock stars, such as Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marianne Faithful, Roy Orbison and Joni Mitchell.
10:30 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
Annexed by Sharon Dogar
Published by Anderson Press
An Elephant in The Garden by Michael Morpurgo
Published by Harper Collins
The Doubling Bike by Elizabeth Pulford
A 13-year-old girl learns to ride a bike so she can go riding with a young suitor but - her learning doesn't stop there.
11:05 New Music with Sean McKenna
Artist: Mavis Staples
Album: You Are Not Alone
Songs: Creep Along Moses
We're Gonna Make It
Video: Making of the album
Performing a cover of 'Wrote A Song For Everyone' by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Artist: Seu Jorge and Almaz
Album: Seu Jorge and Almaz
Song: Pai Joao
Free download of Roy Ayers cover 'Everybody Loves the Sunshine'
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
The NZ cricket squad for Bangladesh, more corruption in international cricket, US Open winner Rafael Nadal's threat to Federer and Sampras and India-bashing over the Commonwealth Games.
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Irene Pink